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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Wisdom, Sherrie, Ed.; Leavitt, Lynda, Ed.; Bice, Cynthia, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
In comparing one public school to another, discussions frequently include talk concerning the socio economics of a school or district, which then leads to talk about the advantages that one socioeconomic setting has over another. Educators tend to agree that low academic achievement frequently associated with a low socioeconomic status is a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Influences, Racial Discrimination, African American Students
Fornara, Fabrizio – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The global diffusion of the Internet and the rise in affordable digital electronic devices has exponentially increased the access to culturally authentic materials (Hadley, 2001). Foreign language educators can take advantage of this wealth of resources to design activities that encourage students to explore a foreign culture online (Bush, 2007).…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy – Reading Teacher, 2017
Digital literacies abound in playing a foundational role in the rhythm and pattern of our lives, yet debates continue about how to harness them to teach and learn literacy. In an effort to humanize digital literacies, this department column offers a vast array of topics, from participatory work that pushes educators and researchers to communicate…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications
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Mohammad Abu Taleb, Bibi Rahima; Coughlin, Chris; Romanowski, Michael H.; Semmar, Yassir; Hosny, Khaled – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The use of mobile devices in the university classroom is not limited to Western cultures. Rather universities in the Middle East, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) face similar problems regarding smartphone usage in classrooms. This study utilizes Tindell and Bohlander's (2012) survey to compare results regarding cell phones and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students, Arabs
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Lin, Yen-Ting – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
The current study aimed at investigating how mobile seamless technology can be used to enhance the pragmatic competence of learners of Chinese as a second language (CSL). 34 overseas CSL learners participated in this study. They were randomly assigned into two groups: the classroom group, executing language tasks in fake contexts in a traditional…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Frydenberg, Mark; Andone, Diana – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: Short videos, also known as micro-videos, have emerged as a platform for sharing ideas, experiences and life events via online social networks. This paper aims to share preliminary results of a study, involving students from two universities who created six-second videos using the Vine mobile app to explain or illustrate technological…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Chen, Chi Wai Jason – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study is to investigate the effectiveness of using mobile devices such as iPhone/iPad/android phone/tablet to facilitate mobile learning in aural skills. The application "Auralbook" was designed in 2011 by an engineer/musician to use mobile devices to learn aural skills. This application enables students to sing, record, clap and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Skarbek, Denise; Atkins, Holly; Hahn, Karen; Parrish, Patricia A.; Bakerson, Michelle; Okrah, Kwadwo – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Inclusion of children with disabilities takes on various degrees in different countries, for example, the concept of inclusion in Germany is in its infant stage. A majority of students are still in segregated special schools (European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education, 2012); whereas, the United States mandates free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Cultural Differences, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship